Patent Number: 6,253,802

Title: Electromechanically controlled refueling valve

Abstract: An electronic onboard refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) system including an electrically operated ORVR valve that selectively opens and closes a fuel vapor path between a fuel tank and a collection canister. An electronic control circuit generates control signals to selectively open and close the ORVR valve. The electronic control circuit receives one or more inputs from one or a plurality of sensors and evaluates the one or more inputs to determine whether to activate the ORVR valve. The sensor inputs include at least a sensor indicating fuel is being introduced into the filler neck and may also include at least a sensor indicating a fuel level within the tank.

Inventors: Enge; Trevor L. (West Bloomfield, MI)

Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.

International Classification: B60K 15/03 (20060101); B60K 15/035 (20060101); F02M 25/08 (20060101); B65B 031/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018